Hero has t3500, Villian has t2000 at this stage in the tourney. (18 players out of an initial 50).
Hero has just been moved from another table, so hasn't had time to build a table image of himself. Nine players at the table. Most players have around t3000.
Ante: t10, SB: t50, BB: t100.
SB posts t50, BB (Hero) posts t100.
Pot is t240 to start.
Folds to HJ(Vil).
HJ raises to t500. (The standard raise at the table - and the tournament - has been ~250). HJ has 1500 behind.
Folds to Hero in BB.
Hero has (4
Hero shoves, for Vil's Tournament life.
Villain snap-calls with Q
Here's my reasoning fo the shove.
I thought his bet to 5BB was a big mistake considering the fact that we were midway through the tournament, and most of the "non-serious" players had already left. It looked to me like a really weird blind steal with a subpremium but post-flop playable hand. Basically, I put him on two broadways or *maybe* a weak suited ace.
It didn't look to me like it was a low/medium pocket pair as I would have expected that to be a normal bet or limp for set-mining against a multiway pot, nor a high-pocket pair, which would *want* action at this stage in the tourney - the 5BB bet basically screamed: "I have a mediocre hand."
By shoving, I represent a very wide range, including a lot of Ax hands that dominate the vast majority of his range. I thought if I was right about his read, he would have to fold that mediocre hand and I'd scoop up the dead money - even if he called, I'm in a flip which, even if I lose, I still have 10BB left.
As it was - he did call with QJs... which seemed weird to me - because if the tables were reversed, I would have *absolutely* folded that to a shove for my tournament life. Best case (which it was), QJ is flipping for tournament life, and in the worst case, it's dominated by AQ/AJ, KQ/KJ, JJ+ and behind AK. Hero is *never* shoving with worse than QJ...
What are your thoughts?